Previous posts in this series: Part 1: Setting up the servers Part 2: Connecting the Array RedHat Cluster and GFS2 Setup Required reading: https://alteeve.com/w/2-Node_Red_Hat_KVM_Cluster_Tutorial Seriously. Don’t do anything until you read his tutorial a couple of times. Might as well read a bunch of his other tutorials, too. Unless mentioned, the following commands should be […]
I’m trying this new idea for backing up our production MySQL servers. I have a backup server that basically runs rdiff-backup in the morning across several servers, but then does nothing for the rest of the day. It’s a pretty decent machine, so I’d like to utilize some resources. Replicating a MySQL server is a […]
[See Part 1: The Servers] One of the most frustrating parts of this set up was getting the storage array talking to the servers. I finally got it figured out. I’m using a StorageTek 2530 to connect to two SunFire X2100 M2’s via SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) cables. I put in a dual port SAS […]
I’ve spent a lot of time at work setting up a few servers to be our new production environment. Much of it was accomplished by reading the documentation over and over again. Not much out there on the Net, so I’m hoping this series of posts benefits someone else out there. First of all, I’ll […]
RedHat changed an important part of their system with the upgrade from version 5 to 6. This affects CentOS which is the same thing, but rebranded. I was updating one server to use CentOS 6, and ran into this issue of setting up the iDRAC for remote console use. In previous versions, I would add […]
We have a few legacy forums powered by the good software SMF (SimpleMachines Forum). Like many of the WordPress installs, it’s a pain and a security risk to keep these up-to-date when they are no longer needed as content creation platforms. So, once again I need to convert a web app into static HTML pages. […]
Today’s images are brought to you in the little “server room” next to my office. It’s really just a room with tile flooring. The Computer Science Department wants to make it into a server room, so I had to move all of our junk out. We had lots.